- 1.1 [skin/person] (naturally) blanco; (pallid) pálido you look rather pale estás un poco pálido pale with rage/fright pálido or lívido de rabia/de miedo to turn pale palidecer* she turned pale when I told her palideció cuando se lo dijeExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 [blue/pink] pálido a pale imitation una burda imitación
- I had never lived anywhere that had a rainy season and could not imagine that I would open my shoe closet one day to find all my shoes a fuzzy shade of pale green.
- From the back pocket of her jeans, she takes a smooth polished stone, shades of pale green swirled inside it like ocean waves.
- Little wonder almost all of them dabbled in different shades of pale green and blue.
- She is in shock, and her pale complexion is becoming more and more flecked with blood.
- He was clean shaven, with a pale complexion and drawn cheeks.
- She was pale skinned with some freckles and a pixie nose.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 [person] palidecer* 1.2 (seem minor) to pale
besideo beforesb/sth palidecer* junto aalgn/algo our problems pale into insignificance beside theirs nuestros problemas parecen nimios comparados con los suyos
- beyond the pale intolerable, inaceptable his conduct is quite beyond the pale su comportamiento es totalmente intolerable or inaceptableExample sentences
- It brought us within the pale of science but at a price: the tacit agreement that we never declare psi to have been proven.
- Our views on these issues are not heretical and not unique to us, but are squarely within the pale of orthodoxy.
- I am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary!